Preview: Red Bulls Eye 3 Points Against Galaxy

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Marc Rzatkowski. Photo: New York Red Bulls

One of Major League Soccer’s hottest teams and one of its biggest stars will be on display Saturday at Red Bull Arena as the New York Red Bulls welcome the LA Galaxy and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. and the match will be aired nationally on ESPN.

New York and the Galaxy will square for the 45th time in league play and 24th time in New York. The Red Bulls and LA have split the last five meetings at Red Bull Arena at 2-2-1 with the Galaxy winning the most recent match at RBA, 3-1, on May 14, 2017. New York, however, bested the Galaxy 3-2 at the StubHub Center in 2018.

The Red Bulls tallied its 100th league win at Red Bull Arena this past Saturday with a 1-0 victory over FC Cincinnati. Since RBA opened in 2010, the Red Bulls have recorded at least 10 league wins in seven of the past nine seasons.

New York has accumulated the most home wins, 100, and points, 331, at RBA since 2010. The next closest MLS side with home success is Seattle Sounders FC with 95 wins and 312 points.

New York concludes its three-match homestand on Wednesday, May 8, against the Montreal Impact. Kickoff is slated for 8 p.m.